Hans-Martin Tronnier and Werner Rodi win the Qualification competition – photo gallery
During most of the morning briefings at the 2016 Qualification competition at Rotenburg/Wümme the meteorologist stated that “it will remain difficult”. Often the small weather windows did not permit larger tasks or forced the organizers to cancel the task after everyone had assembled on the grid. In the end only three valid days were flown.
The pilots competed in three classes for the right to fly in the German Nationals next year. learn more
Hans Jürgen Schmacht and Michael Petzold win the qualification competition in Lachen-Speyerdorf (D)
Superb placings achieved by the ASG 32 Mi pilots at the qualification competition 2016 in Lachen-Speyerdorf (Germany). After 7 competition days, Hans Jürgen Schmacht and his 17 year old copilot Samuel Gries won the 20m two-seater class. On two days he placed first and on the other days he also achieved good placings, so that he had a good cushion of points at the end of the competition.
Michael Petzold is the champion of the 18m class. He also was the winner on two days and led the field from the fourth day in his ASG 29 E. learn more
Praise and thanks for our senior company head
During the company holidays we were able to congratulate our senior company head Edgar Kremer on his 80th birthday which he celebrated in the best of health. Many invited guests from within the circle of his family, friends, acquaintances, coworkers and gliding clubs attended this happy event. learn more
Jan Omsels, Jerzy Szemplinski and Matthias Sturm
The last three FAI Sailplane Grand Prix before the final in South Africa were also very successful for ASG 29 pilots.
Consequently, the German pilot Jan Omsels secured victory at the Grand Prix at Bicester in England.
In the USA (Iona), Jerzy Szemplinski (Canada) placed first.
At the last qualifications this year in Musbach (D), Matthias Sturm (Germany) dominated in his ASG 29.
Navas, Caillard and Hersen also on the podium
ASG 29 pilot Denis Guerin is the new French 18m class champion. He won the title against a strong group of competitors with a total of 3 daily wins and high placings on the other days.
Gilles Navas placed third in the same class with his ASG 29 E. In total, eight ASG 29 pilots finished in the top ten. learn more
The acting Chinese Champion and founder of the first Gliding Club in China, Andrew Du, has taken over the AS representation in China.
We wish him great success for his new challenges and look forward to the cooperation with him.
Rolf Friedli wins with a significant point lead
With an impressive lead of almost 500 points Rolf Friedli won the 18m class of the Swiss Nationals 2016. Fredy Zulliger (left) placed 2nd. Jürg Haas (right) and Christine Bürki followed in places three and four. All these pilots flew ASG 29.
The 18m class was the most strongly contested group with the most participants. Flying was possible on all the competition days except the very first one. However, the hot and humid conditions during the competition were quite stressful for the pilots.
With a 3rd place in the Open class ASH 31 Mi pilot Gabriel Rossier also managed to secure a podium position. Stefan Zlot (ASW 27) placed 2nd in the 15m class.
Competitions in Hungary, USA and Romania
Zoltán Verebélyi in his ASG 29 was able to win the 15m class of the Hungarian Nationals 2016 in Szeged. Richárd Bartolf placed 3rd, also in an ASG 29.
In the USA ASG 29 pilot Peter Deane (photo right) won the US Nationals in the 15m Racing class, followed by David Leonard (ASW 27) and Gary Ittner (ASG 29). In the Open class Dick Butler finished in 3rd place with his Concordia.
Cristian Iacob is the new Romanian champion. He won the “Clubclass 2” in his oldtimer glider Ka 6 at the competition in Tirgu Mures.